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Old June 9th 10, 20:49   #61
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Do they ever explain why the slayer always has to be a girl? And I mean really explain it, other than "because that's what the prophecy says" or "Joss Whedon thought it would be cool to make a girl the hero."
It's never stated outright. But you can read between the lines when you find out who created the first slayer, and how they did it.
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Old June 9th 10, 21:27   #62
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Do they ever explain why the slayer always has to be a girl? And I mean really explain it, other than "because that's what the prophecy says" or "Joss Whedon thought it would be cool to make a girl the hero."
It's never stated outright. But you can read between the lines when you find out who created the first slayer, and how they did it.
Yay! I was gonna post much the same thing. There's a reason it's only female. It's actually kind of a deep-seeded theme of the whole show, in a way. You won't find out for a long, long time though.
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Old June 9th 10, 22:20   #63
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Look at you guys- answering the question without spoiling anything, creating anticipation for future episodes. You're good at internetting.

Weather is poop and work is done early (me smart). I'm-a go home and watch TONS of Buffy now.
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Old June 9th 10, 23:11   #64
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Look at you guys- answering the question without spoiling anything, creating anticipation for future episodes. You're good at internetting.
And at foreplay.

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Old June 10th 10, 02:11   #65
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Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

So guess what happened!

I watched episode 9, which is the first of a two-parter about how Spike is trying to cure Drusilla (so vampires get sick now... ok) and summons 3 bounty hunters of some sort (why couldn't he just do this earlier?). And there's this incredibly hot chick stalking her, so it's implied she's one of them, but she's a vampire slayer!

cliffhanger!

"Hah-hah," I declare, "I have all the episodes downloaded, I can now watch the conclusion!" Open the file for episode 10 and episode 9 starts....
huh?

Bad download!

Verily, I am punished for my arrogance.

Now I wait for another download to finish. Waiting waiting...

Meanwhile....

Kendra's Jamaican's accent...lol! It's like a comic's impression of Cleo the psychic TV lady.

Why doesn't Buffy just drop out of high school? I mean, she's sitting here complaining that she has no choice about what to do with her life, so then what would she need with a formal education?
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Waiting for ep 10 download, hmm, how to pass the time...




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Sorry to hear about the download problems, but I'm glad you enjoy the look of Kendra The Vampire Slayer. And yeah, the accent is a whole lot of silly. As for Drusilla, it's not exactly that she's sick and more that she was, according to a rather quick throwaway line in an earlier episode, beaten the shit out of by a mob in Prague immediately prior to Spike and her coming to Sunnydale, and it's taking a good long while for her to recover from that. This cure thing Spike wants to use is to just make Dru recover a lot faster.
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Too much stuff to comment on in this thread so far.

I've been rewatching Buffy and Angel as my wife had never watched it and I thought she'd enjoy it. When it came the Angel spin-off I found a list on wikipedia of the order of the episodes to make sure we watched them in the right order. Yes I am that anal.

I don't tink Buffy (the show) has aged well.

By the way, Angel starts of really shakily, but I recommend you perservere with it as I personally enjoyed it on the whole a little bit more than I enjoyed Buffy overall.
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Too much stuff to comment on in this thread so far.

I've been rewatching Buffy and Angel as my wife had never watched it and I thought she'd enjoy it. When it came the Angel spin-off I found a list on wikipedia of the order of the episodes to make sure we watched them in the right order. Yes I am that anal.

I don't tink Buffy (the show) has aged well.

By the way, Angel starts of really shakily, but I recommend you perservere with it as I personally enjoyed it on the whole a little bit more than I enjoyed Buffy overall.
I think it's kind of inevitable for a show centered around hip and trendy teenage life to become dated very quickly, I guess. Fortunately for myelf, I've become such an old fogey that's so completely out of touch with what is trendy and hip right now that most of this will pass me right by. Buffy's high school years precede mine by two years. If you factor in the time difference (There's a joke in Germany - What would you do if you found out that the world was to end tomorrow? Get in a car and drive to Austria, those guys are always a few years behind everyone else), it pretty much lines up with my highschool time, so the oddness of it doesn't srike me on the head too much when I watch Buffy now. I like to pretend that my high school time wasn't a long time ago.

(unless you're not even talking about the hipness and the pop culture, but of the production values/effects/etc. )
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Too much stuff to comment on in this thread so far.

I've been rewatching Buffy and Angel as my wife had never watched it and I thought she'd enjoy it. When it came the Angel spin-off I found a list on wikipedia of the order of the episodes to make sure we watched them in the right order. Yes I am that anal.

I don't tink Buffy (the show) has aged well.

By the way, Angel starts of really shakily, but I recommend you perservere with it as I personally enjoyed it on the whole a little bit more than I enjoyed Buffy overall.
I think it's kind of inevitable for a show centered around hip and trendy teenage life to become dated very quickly, I guess. Fortunately for myelf, I've become such an old fogey that's so completely out of touch with what is trendy and hip right now that most of this will pass me right by. Buffy's high school years precede mine by two years. If you factor in the time difference (There's a joke in Germany - What would you do if you found out that the world was to end tomorrow? Get in a car and drive to Austria, those guys are always a few years behind everyone else), it pretty much lines up with my highschool time, so the oddness of it doesn't srike me on the head too much when I watch Buffy now. I like to pretend that my high school time wasn't a long time ago.

(unless you're not even talking about the hipness and the pop culture, but of the production values/effects/etc. )
Yeah, I guess what I meant is that it seemed so intrinsicily of its time that it seems a bit outdated now.
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